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for some of the uncertainties to subside. you know, we get through the election. they may or may not have liked it but at least it's certain now. the fiscal cliff was quote, unquote avoided. now we have the debt ceiling issue so there's some lessening uncertainty but still a lot of uncertainty. so, as we think about '13, i believe if we get some kind of just halfway reasonable leadership out of washington and deal with the debt issue and begin to deal with our fiscal deficits. >> right. >> i think, maria, you could see a real positive lift because people are ready to invest. they need to feel some kind of inspiration, and i think they are ready to invest. >> that's what we're hearing across the board. real quick, you going to raise your dividend this spring? >> well, as you know, we have to go through the process, and we have to wait to see what the fed says, but i'm optimistic. i can't speak for the fed but i'm personally optimistic. >> we'll leave it there. mr. king, good to have you on the program. >> have a good day. >> and to you. chairman and ceo of bb&t. didn't hold on to the tripl
that they have the short end of the stick in terms of bargaining power with the president who has just been re-elected and with congress as our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll showed is only at a 14% approval. he's at 52%. here's what the house republicans are going to put on the floor next week and try to pass. it would be an extension of the debt limit, a rise in the debt loimt that would take us through april the 15th. it would be on condition that the house and senate both passion a budget which they are supposed to do under law by that point anyway, and finally it would take an approach of no budget, no pay if the congress refused to do that. here's the response from senate democrats. they said, no, we will consider a clean debt limit extension without any conditions if the house sends us one, so they are trying to keep the pressure on. the white house says we're encouraged that republicans appear to be backing off their determination to hold the u.s. economy hostage to its budget plans. now, democrats are feeling like they are making progress now. the question is going to be can republicans p
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